The term “privilege” is merely sexist and racist projection on the part of the gullible and the dishonest.
Yet another conversation with a Social Justice Warrior, one who smarmily attempts to appear just and fair handed.
It is important to hear and understand the point of view of individuals from the privileged group, regardless of whether or not they are triggering or offensive, so that we can begin to work together – because no matter what, eliminating racism and discrimination in the U.S. is going to be a group effort.
Alexa, this is such ideologically based nonsense. The notion of a “privileged group” is nothing more than an extension of Feminist doctrine, and whose roots reached out to the times of British Couverture laws. What the Feminists then, as the Feminists do now was to look at only one side of the story. I am no longer amazed at the complete lack of knowledge and thought by those who would bandy such quasi-religious terms about, and that they do not recognize the sheer entitlement and self-centeredness of their perspective.
This completely invalidated the project for me and makes me believe that it was made for the wrong reasons.
In other words, as long as you thought that the project lined up with your ideology, you thought it was great, then you learned that the artist disagrees. Suddenly, the project was worthless. Do you know, Alexa, that the words “sexism” is patterned after of the word “racism?”
Do you what what the antonym for each is?
You have shown yourself to be neither. “The privileged group” is a racist a term couched a smarmy and self-congratulating (and unearned) self-righteousness.
It is based on the false notion that the world is divided into two classes of people: oppressors and oppressed. Bad people versus good people. The term privilege is used to denote a class of people who have advantages and immunities that the other does not, and has the fabricated backdrop of historical abuse of one over the other. Thus, those labelled “privileged” are viewed and treated as abusers, bad people, and are treated as if they were morally inferior, while the so-called abused don the cloak of morally superior. When one refers to someone as “privileged” they are typically insinuating that the one who accuses another of privilege does not have the power to abuse, thus, has the social status of the oppressed as a justification to claim the moral high ground. It is the hypocrisy of the deceitful and morally lame who either do not have the mind to discern their own emotion-justifying thoughts, or the courage to forthrightly proclaim that the feel superior to someone, for no reason other than race, or sex. It is the indirect, snake-in-the-grass, hypocritical emotional manipulation of the morally corrupt who are doing little more than projecting their own racism or sexism.
Among white people, it is the liberal middle-and-upper class liberals who subscribe to the message that somehow all white people are guilty of the Original Sin of a small and most likely unrelated group of British Monarchists or Southern US KKK types. White people are so well-meaning that they self-flagellate to prevent your type from dumping shame on them.
Some of us have bothered to learn about the world, and have thought critically about it, and our place in it. We refuse to run the the corner like an abused dog every time an ideologue tenses up and starts bandying silly terms like “privilege” about.
Abandon your prejudices, Alexa. They reflect poorly on both your character and your intellect. Treat people impartially. That’s all you need to do.